Movie Review: Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki



The theme of the film is the love between parents and children. The story covers 13 years and begins with a 19-year-old college student named Hana who encounters and falls in “fairy tale-like” love with a “wolf man.” After marrying the wolf man, Hana gives birth and raises two wolf children—an older sister named Yuki who was born on a snowy day, and a younger brother named Ame who was born on a rainy day. The four quietly lived in a corner of a city to conceal the existence of the “wolf children,” but when the wolf man suddenly dies, Hana decides to move to a rural town far removed from the city.

General Information:

Directed by: Mamoru Hosoda
Screenplay by: Mamoru Hosoda, Satoko Okudera
Story by: Mamoru Hosoda
Studio: Studio Chizu, Madhouse
Release Date: Jun 21, 2012
Country: Japan
Genres: Fantasy, Slice of Life
Duration: 1 hr. 57 min.
Rating: G – All Ages



Ookami Kodomo has a heartwarming story. As you can see from the genre it’s Slice of Life, which means that the movie is about life. I love how the story built up. I was told that the movie was dull, but it was exciting. There wasn’t much action there, yet it’s very interesting. I love the animation. The movie is directed by Mamoru Hosoda, who’ve directed the amazing movie Summer wars. If you’ve watched Summer wars, you’ll know how awesome his directing is! Therefore, I strongly recommend this movie. It’s a family movie, with a great story that’s filled with life lessons.

Overall Rate: 9/10

7 thoughts on “Movie Review: Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki

  1. Wow. All the series you are able to find are amazing! I’m looking forward to seeing this one!!
    I have seen summer wars before, and let me say I was very impressed with the animation. It was very smooth and kept my eyes glued to the screen ! O.O literally!!

    Thank you for introducing this !! 😀

      1. T_T Omgggg!! Why is it so sad??
        It’s such a beautiful story. I can’r believe I cried only 10 minutes into the movie…I didn’t know the wolf man was going to die T^T

        But Ame and Yuki are so adorable!! I want to just hug them!
        It pained me so much to see how they were trying to fit in 😦 Reality is so cruel sometimes.

        So the siblings went their separate ways…..Yup, I cried at that moment too XD
        Glad to see that Souehei accepted Yuki for who she was. So sweet!!
        You have totally earned my gratitude and respect! Thank you for introducing me to this fantastic story.
        *sniff* I want the DVD now T___T

      2. I know the feeling it’s totally amazing!! Their mother Hana is the best. I don’t think anyone would ever pull through with such events but she did and she raised Ame and Yuki well. It’s very delightful to see such a story!!

      3. She is the best. Wow….
        I really wished there was a side story! What happened to Ame? What about Yuki and Souhei?

        But overall, the movie was incredible! The loneliness and stillness the film gave was spectacular!!
        Can’t get enough of it! T^T

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